What happens when two DreamWorks Animation artists fall in love and create an epic wedding in Palm Springs?  Well, for me, a case of mild obsession starts to set in.  OK, mild might be the understatement of the year.  It’s so hard to contain my excitement when there are so many awesome elements at play.  First of all, serious cool points were gained for the venue alone.  You know any party at the ACE Hotel & Swim Club is going to be the party of the year.  Plus all the modern meets organic details put together by Celebrations of Joy! including eco-friendly and re-purposed centerpieces and decor.  Mi Belle Wedding Photography brought all the eco-chic wonder to life with her gorgeous desert photos.  Click here to see them all!

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From Celebrations of Joy!Margaret & Patrick are a sweet caring and creative couple from LA who are both stars at DreamWorks Animation. They brought their creative talents from the big screen to the physical world of their wedding.  As fellow designers, we were ecstatic when we first met them as the ideas kept flying! They were truly committed to creating a unique, fun and happy wedding with an organic and green focus.

Using the blank canvas of the Commune Event Space of the fabulous ACE Hotel & Swim Club the vision grew from a photo Margaret had from a design magazine of organic shaggy hanging lanterns.  Knowing these could be recreated (with the help of friends and family) they became the center point of the room.  The organic desert theme was enhanced by floating sand blasted manzanita branches wrapped in lighting dancing above the tables.  Additional branches and succulent arrangements completed the décor.

The wedding had a strong green component as all the centerpieces were given as gifts to take home, the bottles holding the table numbers we recycled water bottles from the ACE, and all of the manzanita branches were re-purposed.

The DJ was a friend from Nickelodeon who rocked the house, an artsy vintage film of their engagement shoot looped all night on the Commune wall, and swimming in the private pool was a great side attraction for the kids and a few adults at the end of the evening!  The bride’s sister and the groom’s brother created a beautiful ceremony which they co-celebrated at a beautiful private estate in Palm Springs rented by the brother just for the ceremony. They met for the first time the week of the wedding!

Wedding Photography: Mi Belle Wedding Photography / Floral Design: Arrangements Floral & Party Designs / Event Design + Planning: Celebrations of Joy! / Linens: T.E. Couture Linens & Tabletop / Ceremony Venue: Cielo Estate / Reception Venue: ACE Hotel & Swim Club / Bride’s Dress: Temperley London

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